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TOPIC: Target Removing Clown Masks From Shelves

Target Removing Clown Masks From Shelves 21 Oct 2016 19:59 #10663

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Target has announced recently that they are pulling their clown masks from their shelves because of the clown epidemic happening all over the country. "Given the current environment," Target spokesman Joshua Thomas said, "we have made the decision to remove a variety of clown masks from our assortment, both in stores and online." There seems to be mixed feelings about this decision. There are those who are in agreement with the decision because they realize how out of hand it has become and people could get in serious trouble or danger while wearing one of these masks. On the other hand, there are those who think that there is no use in removing them from the stores because people who really want a mask can just buy them from somewhere else. I was in agreement with the group who believed that it was a good idea to remove them but once I heard the other side, it made sense. No one can really stop a person from acquiring a mask so why not profit from it? The media also needs to stop giving these creepy clowns attention but it’s pretty much impossible for that to happen because of all the social media platforms that people post on. The only thing people could do is be careful when walking or driving at night and during Halloween, make sure to be with a group. Hopefully these sightings will stop once Halloween passes.
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Target Removing Clown Masks From Shelves 21 Oct 2016 23:46 #10666

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I hate clowns so I do agree with Target taking them off the shelves but I also agree that there will still be available at many other retailers. I saw a news story where they were warning people of the dangers of people scaring people while wearing clown masks. People react on instinct and these clowns cn easily be shot or seriously hurt in other ways. My son wants to be a clown for Halloween and I sid NO Way!!!
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Target Removing Clown Masks From Shelves 22 Oct 2016 10:58 #10668

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I feel that them taking it off the shelves is to protect them selves form law suits. They dont want to feel responsible for people being beat up for wearing a mask and trying to scare people. They most likely got complaints from worried parents to take them out so their children that they cant control wont ask for it. I actually have seen one at the pier in Santa Monica but he was out there trying to make moey and get people to take selfies with him, but you know when life gives you lemons.
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Target Removing Clown Masks From Shelves 23 Oct 2016 17:41 #10679

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I completely agree with Target's decision of removing these clown masks off their shelves. I understand that others can easily buy one from another store but at least Target is doing their part to not contribute and supply a source for people to buy it. I personally dislike clowns mainly because I never find them trustworthy since they always provide a creepy laugh along with those makeups. The other day, I was shopping at 7-Eleven and saw a guy with clown makeup on. He was standing by the coffee station and he stared at me for no reason. I would probably throw my stuff on the floor if he starts those creepy laughs! In the end, I waited to see him left the store before I checkout. This is the kind of situation we have to deal with now. Even though we should not judge a book by its cover, we should prioritize our safety and always keep a distance in my opinion.
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